At the end of 2013 I was in a odd place, not sure of where to go or how to get there so I started a long process of creating a world I wanted to tell stories in. I have been crafting that sci-fi universe for years now but have yet to take the jump …Continue reading "Worldbuilding is the Easy Part (writing the story is the hard one)"
I’ve been building a universe for years, much too long without any visible progress. It’s all in a folder just waiting for me to figure out how to tell the story. The thing is I can’t keep on wasting my time. I’ve started writing stories dozens of times and i end up getting stopped dead …Continue reading "The Unseen Path in the Story"
There are moments of humility when you go outside your version of normal. It’s when you see past the noise and feel what binds us together rather than just what separates us from each other. No matter how the cultures and situations we are born into differ the fundamental aspects we seek are the same. …Continue reading "To find a release from fear so I can start to live"
In a movie the foundation of a story is the script but what gives the story it’s tone and colour is just as much as the director as anything else. In a novel the tone comes through the narrator or the point of view (POV). It is there we are given context and where the …Continue reading "Dynamic Narratives and Serialized Storytelling"
From the day we come into the world to our very last we are inundated with stories, those that find their genesis in millenium past, those told in books, on the news and around a camp fire. Stories frame how we see the world, they reflect the beginning, middle and end that is life and …Continue reading "The Intimate Opponent"
How do I find a job when I’ve been out of one for years? It’s probably one of the most pressing questions that I face as I look to go back to Canada at some point in the future. Who in their right mind would hire someone whose been largely out of the work force …Continue reading "Dazed, not confused but keeping my head above water"
There are those moments when you realize that’s it’s time to shed the you you hate to become the one you can love. The lack of belief is an epidemic, do we settle or do we reach as high as we can. When you are still innocent you are taught to reach high, that dreams …Continue reading "Be the fanatic of your own life"
I have been in Thailand off and on for years and always wanted to experience what Loi Krathong or the Yi Peng festival was like. It’s one of the first photos you see when you do even the most superficial research about Thailand. The volume and scale of the lanterns that float in rivers or …Continue reading "Floating Fires rise up and flow during Loi Krathong (or Yi Peng) in Chiang Mai"
I know a lot of people have used Flickr off and on over the years, it isn’t as big as it was in its heyday but it still keeps on going. Then 5 years ago they offered 1TB of storage and now they are shifting focus again, limiting the amount of photos and videos you …Continue reading "The Flickr Changes Free Accounts (Is this the beginning of the end)"
The clock is ticking for National Novel Writing Month (NANOWIMO) which starts in November and goes till month’s end. I learned about it a few years ago and always wanted to participate but never have. I’d start preparing for it looking to get involved but always got distracted by the closest shiny object in my …Continue reading "The NANOWIMO Mission starts in just 18 Days #shouldidoit"